Our Certified Shadow Types Practitioners

A Certified Shadow Types Practitioner is licensed to interpret and explain the aspects of your personal profile that are indicated by the results of your Shadow Types survey.  The results themselves are presented as numbers that were calculated statistically, so they don’t convey much meaning to most people. Shadow Types Practitioners have been trained how to analyze these numbers and then explain them in a meaningful way for you to gain a wealth of useful information about yourself. Your Practitioner will highlight the parts of yourself that you have developed most fully and point out those parts which you have neglected, or ‘put into shadow.’ Your Practitioner will also identify the key dynamics that play out in various areas of your life and thereby give you valuable insight into common patterns that you face in your life. In addition, you will be given some practical suggestions for how to move forward to attain your own goals for yourself.

Cliff Barry  is the Founder of Shadow Work®. He designed the Shadow Work Processes and is the creator of the Shadow Work Trainings (with lots of help from wonderful partners). Since 1988, his focus has been to train facilitators, coaches and mentors. He has been a leading voice in the development of the Shadow Work program as it has grown in the world.

He has led workshops and trained internationally.  Also a founder of the Inner King Training, Cliff models a profound respect for individual safety and self-direction in every moment of the Shadow Work® Process.  He is known for his philosophical depth and perceptual acuity as he continues to expand the Shadow Work® Model.

Contact Cliff:
Boulder, CO, USA

Cindy Vargas is a Certified Shadow Types® Practitioner, Certified Shadow Work® Group Facilitator, Certified Shadow Work® Coach, and an English teacher in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cindy has designed and co-led over 30 different weekend/week-long intensives and is co-creator of the Soul Beauty weekend for women. Cindy offers Shadow Work® Coaching to individuals seeking significant change and growth.

Raised in Bolivia by American parents, Cindy is fluent in Spanish and has translated Shadow Work® training materials. As a teacher, writer, and life coach, Cindy has facilitated learning for more than 25 years. She participated and mentored leader training in LifeJourney Circle groups and completed the training in facilitation with Open Hearts. She also spent years as a massage therapist, learning to understand the language of the body.

Contact Cindy:
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Mark Broderick is a Certified Shadow Types Mentor, Trainer and Senior Practitioner. He is also a certified Shadow Work® Coach, Group Facilitator and Organisational Consultant.

Since 2011, he has been working on expanding and evolving the Shadow Types model for new applications in both personal and organisational environments, and has successfully developed a series of online Shadow Types trainings, allowing people to participate from anywhere in the world.

Mark has studied several other coaching and facilitating disciplines as part of his commitment to provide extraordinary experiences for his customers. He is committed to everyone experiencing as rich and joyful an experience of being alive as is possible and has found Shadow Types to be a powerful tool in fulfilling this commitment.

Based in the UK, Mark also works with individuals and organisations in Europe, the United States, Singapore, Australia and Russia, and he is open to exploring further opportunities to provide his coaching and facilitation in other international locations.

Contact Mark:
London & Oxfordshire, UK


Debbie Holcomb is a Certified Shadow Types® Practitioner, Certified Shadow Work® Facilitator, and Certified Shadow Work® Coach. Debbie co-founded Gracing Experience in 2005, where she continues to work, promoting emotional and spiritual growth through individual coaching and group workshops. She is also co-founder of the Woman Revealed weekend for Christian women, in operation since 2006.
Contact Debbie:

Karin Green brings her vast experiential knowledge of Shadow Work to create a safe, nurturing space for deep healing and transformation. She’s motivated to empower you to overcome fears, make lasting changes, and create a positive impact in your life. She is a Certified Shadow Work® Coach, Certified Shadow Types® Practitioner, Group Facilitator and Trainer, and has been facilitating transformation though Shadow Work since 2010. Karin is also a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) and enjoys being a conduit for her coaching clients in transforming their shadows, resistance, and limiting belifes and assist them on their way to a joyful and fulfilling life. Karin also offers transformational weekend workshops all over the US and is one of the founders of The Dragon Training.

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Kimberlyn (Holcomb) Freudenberg is a Certified Shadow Types Practitioner with a B.A. in history and classical studies. As the daughter of Debbie Holcomb, Kimberlyn has been studying Shadow Types for over a decade. She has assisted Debbie in Shadow Types and Shadow Work courses for many years and has started taking a leadership role in the Women Revealed community. Kimberlyn has begun her own Shadow Types practice and, in collaboration with Julie Mandarino, has expanded Shadow Types coaching to include couples, including development of the Relationship Surveys. Kimberlyn is currently on track to become a certified Shadow Work Facilitator, having completed Shadow Work Basic and Advanced Facilitator training. 

Contact Kimberlyn: 

Rockford, Illinois
(815) 319-1066


Katie Chiaravolloti is a Certified Shadow Types™ Practitioner, an Emotional Baggage Handler, a Certified Reflexologist, and a Certified Firewalk Instructor with a focus on how the stories we tell ourselves connect to the mind and body. Katie completed her Basic and Advanced Facilitator Trainings for Shadow Work™ and is on a path toward becoming a Certified Facilitator and Coach of Shadow Work™. Katie has studied with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés for four years at her in-person, five-day facilitator educational trainings, ALisa Starkweather, visionary and creatrix behind the Red Tent Temple Movement, Women In Power, and Priestess Path, and Ann Sousa, initiated elder of the West African Dagara Tradition. Katie has been working with clients both one on one and in co-created circles since 2009. She loves gathering folks to dive deep, unearth, and rewrite the personal narrative.

Contact Katie:

Mullica Hill, NJ
(856) 981-3297


Kathie Moran is a Certified Shadow Types Practitioner with a B.A. in English, an Early Childhood Montessori Certification, Preschool- 3rd Grade Teacher’s License and in process for a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. Kathie has completed her Basic and Advanced Facilitator Trainings for Shadow Work and is on a path toward becoming a Certified Facilitator and Coach of Shadow Work. Kathie has studied with Alisa Starkweather, visionary and creatrix behind the Red Tent Temple Movement, Women in Power, and Priestess Path, Ann Sousa, initiated elder of the West African Dagara Tradition. Kathie brings her 20+ years of creating safe, nurturing environments for 3-6 year olds supporting a willingness to take risks and thereby cultivating a deep connection with themselves and integrates this with her work with adults. Inner Child healing and recovery has been a personal focus and passion.

Contact Kathie:
North Palm Beach, Florida
(201) 707-6273


Scott Ege is a Certified Shadow Types® Practitioner and Certified Shadow Work® Coach.  Scott was introduced to the Shadow Work® model in 2017 after completing an initiatory soul work weekend through The Crucible Project in 2016 .  He is currently working toward becoming a certified Shadow Work® Facilitator, having completed Shadow Work Basic & Advanced Facilitator trainings and the Shadow Work® Shame Lifter training.  Scott offers Shadow Work® Coaching to individuals who desire transformational change and growth in their Journey.

Scott is also a licensed physical therapist and ergonomics consultant.  He is the President and Founder of Ege WorkSmart Solutions, PC.  He is considered an expert in the area of work injury prevention and management.  He is also the creator of Stretch It Out!®, a workplace warm-up/stretching program utilized by employers throughout North America.

Scott resonates with this quote from Kristi Ling: “Caring for your body, mind, and soul is your greatest and grandest responsibility.  It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and honoring them”.

Contact Scott:
Roscoe, IL USA
+1 (815) 998-7588